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IRM Equipment: User Fees

2017 User Rates

The following daily rates apply to all non-University of Minnesota users, and are subject to change. University of Minnesota uses should contact us (irm@...) for discounted rates. Daily rates may be pro-rated, but the minimum charge is for one half-day.

Mail-in samples are subject to the per-sample measurement fees, see our service fee table for details.

A = Academic Rate (outside University of Minnesota)
C = Commercial Rate

Instrument

A

C

Vibrating Sample Magnetometers

 

 

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at room-temp)

$95

$237

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at high-temp)

$152

$379

     Princeton Measurements micro-VSM (at low-temp)

$422

$1,054

     Princeton Applied Research VSM (room-temp)

$22

$54

     Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM) (at room-temp)

$22

$54

     Alternating Gradient Magnetometer (AGM) (at low-temp)

$335

$1,054

 

 

 

Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS)

 

 

     MPMS1 (“Old Blue”)

$158

$395

     MPMS2 (“Big Red”)

$154

$386

 

 

 

Susceptometers/Susceptibility Bridges

 

 

     Kappabridge susceptibility bridge

$56

$140

     MFK1-FA   susceptibility bridge

$55

$138

     Magnon VFSM susceptibility bridge

$25

$90

     Magnetic Anisotropy Susceptibility Bridge (“Roly-Poly”)

$25

$90

 

 

 

Superconducting Rock Magnetometers

 

 

     U-channel magnetometer with track system (DC SQUIDs)

$106

$264

     Single sample/manual sample handler (RF SQUIDs)

$58

$145

 

 

 

Paleomagnetic equipment (magnetizers/demagnetizers)

$22

$54

 

 

 

Magnetic Microscopy (Magnetic Force Microscope, MFM, Asylum)

 

 

     room-temperature

$93

$233

     high-temperature

$120

$301

 

 

 

Mössbauer Spectrometers*

 

 

     Room-temperature

$74

$186

     Low-temperature

$162

$404

 

 

 

Coffee

still no charge

still no charge

 

*Mossbauer runs must be performed by IRM staff and additional charges apply (see service fee table.)

Implementation of User Fees beginning 2011

Over the past few years, rising expenses have outstripped available funding, and in 2011 the IRM joins all other national multi-user facilities who already ask visitors to pay instrument usage fees. However, U.S. Student Fellows will be exempt from user fees, and Visiting Research Fellows will receive a $4000 grant to be used towards instrument use and travel expenses. Based on past instrument usage, $4000 is sufficient to cover all instrument use by the average Visiting Fellow over a 10-day visit. See the Equipment page for more information on instrument specs.



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